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Tom Hardy talks about Chris Nolan and playing villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

Feb. 21, 2011by: Dave Davis

With the release of the immeasurably anticipated THE DARK KNIGHT RISES still about a year and a half away, and director Christopher Nolan refusing to part his lips with substantial details of the project, we'll be spending a lot of time seeking any scraps of reliable (if minor) information we can get.

For example, we know that Nolan's INCEPTION co-star Tom Hardy is playing Bane, the jacked-up luchador-like comic villain best known for snapping Batman's spine. The character appeared in Joel Schumacher's garish disaster BATMAN & ROBIN as a distended, worthless henchman, but Hardy says not to worry about anything remotely similar this time. "Chris Nolan, again, will revisit that territory entirely," the hunky actor ensures us when chatting with Brit talk host Alan Carr.

Hardy also discusses packing on muscle for the menacing role (using "fat and trickery"), plus gimp masks and Nolan's rejection of cell phones. Check out the interview segment below (uploaded courtesy of Batman-News).

 

Extra Tidbit: Hardy says he's signed for more INCEPTION movies, even if they may never actually happen.

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1:22PM on 02/23/2011

great casting...

but as a side observation...what's with that talk show host? How in God's name did he get a tv show with that voice and laugh?
but as a side observation...what's with that talk show host? How in God's name did he get a tv show with that voice and laugh?
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7:33PM on 02/22/2011

I hope there's A mask.

I have total faith in Nolan as he's done nothing but right by Batman so far. I'm cool with Bane being British instead of South American(if they make that change), but I just hope Bane has a mask for a few scenes.
I have total faith in Nolan as he's done nothing but right by Batman so far. I'm cool with Bane being British instead of South American(if they make that change), but I just hope Bane has a mask for a few scenes.
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5:30PM on 02/22/2011
That interviewer was really awkward to watch. Just saying, Tom looked uncomfortable too...
That interviewer was really awkward to watch. Just saying, Tom looked uncomfortable too...
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1:01PM on 02/22/2011

Well...

I like his haircut. No homo.
I like his haircut. No homo.
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4:55AM on 02/22/2011
Hardy will own this role. I just hope this Bane will not be an abomination like Bane in Batman & Robin.
Hardy will own this role. I just hope this Bane will not be an abomination like Bane in Batman & Robin.
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2:17AM on 02/22/2011

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anyone unsure of tom hardy just needs to watch anything he has ever done to know he'll smash this.

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anyone unsure of tom hardy just needs to watch anything he has ever done to know he'll smash this.

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12:50AM on 02/22/2011
Awesome. If Hardy gets to his Bronson size, his Bane interpretation could be ridiculously epic.
Awesome. If Hardy gets to his Bronson size, his Bane interpretation could be ridiculously epic.
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12:26AM on 02/22/2011
if you ever saw the amazing BRONSON.. you know Hardy can Bulk the Fuck up!

As for this show.. who the fuck was that guy? It sounded like he had got kicked in the scrotum prior to going on stage!
if you ever saw the amazing BRONSON.. you know Hardy can Bulk the Fuck up!

As for this show.. who the fuck was that guy? It sounded like he had got kicked in the scrotum prior to going on stage!
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3:38AM on 02/22/2011
That guy is Alan Carr. He's a british standup comedian who crossed over to TV. He's very camp but if you give him the chance & can understand him he is very funny. His humour is very british though. On your Hardy/Bronson line; he was awesome & I totally agree with you!
That guy is Alan Carr. He's a british standup comedian who crossed over to TV. He's very camp but if you give him the chance & can understand him he is very funny. His humour is very british though. On your Hardy/Bronson line; he was awesome & I totally agree with you!
12:07AM on 02/22/2011
Since this is like an "end" to Nolan's trilogy, I really wonder if they're going to go with Bane breaking the Bat's back... I mean bringing Bane at the end here is pretty wonderfully suspicious..
Since this is like an "end" to Nolan's trilogy, I really wonder if they're going to go with Bane breaking the Bat's back... I mean bringing Bane at the end here is pretty wonderfully suspicious..
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1:51PM on 02/22/2011
Absolutely! I've wondered the same thing myself. That's what I would do just to fuck with everyone. Maybe end it that way so that the franchise would have to be reimagined and not sequeled.
Absolutely! I've wondered the same thing myself. That's what I would do just to fuck with everyone. Maybe end it that way so that the franchise would have to be reimagined and not sequeled.
11:59PM on 02/21/2011
Sounds good to me! Hardy will kill in this role!
Sounds good to me! Hardy will kill in this role!
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11:52PM on 02/21/2011

Okay...

Tom Hardy = really cool. Alan Carr? Maybe I don't know him cause I live in Chicago and not England. But if I had to ever watch this person on a regular basis, I just might shoot myself. I had to watch this clip 5 times just to figure out what that idiot was mumbling about.
Tom Hardy = really cool. Alan Carr? Maybe I don't know him cause I live in Chicago and not England. But if I had to ever watch this person on a regular basis, I just might shoot myself. I had to watch this clip 5 times just to figure out what that idiot was mumbling about.
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11:34PM on 02/21/2011
goddamn he seems cool
goddamn he seems cool
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10:21PM on 02/21/2011
Hardy will do a great job with Bane.

Extra Tidbit = what? No sequels please.
Hardy will do a great job with Bane.

Extra Tidbit = what? No sequels please.
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